Friday, December 11, 2009

One Year Ago

I actually debated doing this post since things have changed so much over the past few weeks and I really didn't know if I wanted to, but this is my blog (AKA my scrapbook/journal), so I will. I just know that you all get tired of this story!

Today is the one year anniversary of THIS blog. I had my mac blog for about 8 months before I started this one, but as you all know, this is the one that REALLY tells our story. I feel like I have beat this story to death, so this will be the last time I talk about it for a while.

Last December 10 at 4:30 in the morning our house was struck by lightning, caught fire, and suffered around $100,000 worth of damage. We were displaced from our home for 4 months while it was gutted and rebuilt. It is amazing what a difference a year can do to a family. One year ago today I was devastated, confused, hopeless, and completely lost as to why this had happened to us.

December 10, 2009

(Please excuse the mess! They pulled everything out and put everything that was on tables, countertops, under our coffee table, on the end tables for Christmas, EVERYTHING on the countertops)
And today.
As a couple, we have grown so much and honestly we give a lot of credit to this experience for changing us in a lot of ways. We have a better foundation for our marriage, petty things aren't as important anymore, and we know that even when things seem at it's darkest, there is better things ahead.

For the past two years I've watched Shrek the Halls at Christmas (my fav cartoon Christmas movie, don't ask why, I have NO idea!) and said that next year we will be watching this with our baby. Well, this year I said it and had the most wonderful feeling come over me, it really is true this year!!!! We really are in a wonderful place in our family right now. God has blessed us so much and I thought a lot about that yesterday when I thought about where we were one year ago. I also thanked God for showing us the true important things (even thought I have to be honest, it was a crappy way for us to see!). What a difference a year makes!


Lauren said...

Beautiful, sooooooooooo happy for ya'll!!!! :)

Alicea said...

What a difference a year makes, huh? 2010 is going to be a GREAT year for you!